How often have you been playing a game and come across something “weird” that clearly should never happen: like finding a spot where the AI can’t “see” you while you wail on them mercilessly, or in the process of button mashing you catch a trigger that kills the boss who had you down to 1 hp without losing any of his own…
You scratch your head and ask: Why didn’t they think of that?
Chances are … someone did :) That someone just had reason to figure it would never happen.
Someone once told me that programming is like writing out a series of steps for a robot: Go to kitchen, pick up coffee cup, go to coffee machine, pick up coffee pot, pour coffee into cup, take coffee to me.
Sadly, programming isn’t chirpy fun like that. Infact, you have to be a bit of a pessimist.